Arab countries' metal exports to Brazil increase 138 per cent


The Arab world exported US$83.72mn worth of metals to Brazil in 2012, representing a 138 per cent increase on the same period in 2011, according to figures released by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

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Ma'aden/Alcoa smelter in Saudi Arabia reaches key milestone

The ceremony to mark the 'first hot metal milestone' was held in Ras Al Khair. (Image source: Ma'aden)The first of 740 smelting furnaces has been commissioned successfully at Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) and Alcoa’s joint venture smelter project at Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia

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TMK acquires 55 per cent stake in Oman pipe company

GIPI-OmanRussian producer of steel pipes for the energy sector, TMK, has announced that it has acquired a 55 per cent stake in Oman’s Gulf International Pipe Industry (GIPI)

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First alumina shipment dispatched for Saudi Arabia's Ma’aden smelter

Alcoas-alumina-shipmentThe first alumina shipment for the Ma'aden Alcoa aluminium joint-venture manufacturing complex has departed Alcoa’s Bunbury Port facility in Western Australia for Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia

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Emirates Steel completes phase two expansion of its plant

Steel-expansion phase 2Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, announced the completion of its US$1.9bn phase two expansion programme

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